McLane Co will service Kum & Go chain of convenience stores

McLane Company Inc, a supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions throughout the United States, announced that convenience retailer Kum & Go has reached an agreement for McLane to serve as its grocery wholesaler effective in second quarter 2018.

Under the multi-year agreement, McLane will begin servicing all Kum & Go stores in early spring 2018. Kum & Go LC manages and operates more than 400 stores across 11 US states.

“McLane’s commitment to technology and operational excellence will be critical as we work together to develop and implement solutions benefiting our customers and associates,” said Chris Jones, senior vice-president of marketing at Kum & Go.

Tony Frankenberger, president of McLane Grocery, said, “Kum & Go is an organization focused on bringing the best product offerings and innovation to its stores so its associates can deliver more than their customers expect. Kum & Go, like McLane, understands the value teamwork brings to the success of a company. On behalf of all the teammates of McLane Company, we are honored to be chosen to not only service Kum & Go, but also to work hand-in-hand and implement solutions that bring great value to both organizations.”

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10% of its profits with charitable causes. Established in Hampton IA in 1959, the family-owned convenience store chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).

McLane, through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice operates more than 80 distribution centers across the United States and one of the nation’s largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations nationwide. A wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE: BRK), McLane has more than 20,000 employees.

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